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Sep 19, 2012 7:00pm PDT
points! in colorado, the closest race, the president leads by a point. in virginia he is up by four points. and romney has visited the state nine times since february. paul ryan has been there five times. and this is just sweet. ryan's home state of wisconsin, the president is now up by six points. the romney yacht has clearly hit troubled waters, and now some prominent republicans are running for the lifeboats. yesterday linda mcman of connecticut and susanna martinez both distances themselves. and so did scott brown of massachusetts. and said he declined to even say whether he still supports romney. browns spokesman clarified later, saying that brown does support romney. but it doesn't thenned. nevada senator, dean heller told "politico," quote . . . >> jennifer: nice. today, new hampshire republican gubernatorial candidate, said, quote, there's no 47% in new hampshire as far as i'm concerned. and then in north carolina mark meadows said . . . >> jennifer: and they just keep piling on. former virginia congressman tom davis was asked what sort of candidate would make a remark like
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Sep 14, 2012 7:00pm PDT
on favorable in ohio under water on favorability in florida. however, in virginia he is doing all right. this is similar to what the president's numbers are in virginia. is this -- can we move that? can he flip that? >> i think independent voters in virginia with quite different from independent voters in ohio. in ohio it's trending so favorably for the president right now that people are even considering taking it off the swing state list. but in virginia you done have the independent auto workers. it's very rural -- it's a different -- >> jennifer: it is a different dynamic. after this week, guys. the question we had last night because these polls are trending very much in the president's favor. is there anything that can shake this momentum that the president has? can romney stop this trajectory from happening? >> absolutely. i think the first debate is key. the first debate is the only one that matters, and this will be the first time we have seen these guys next to each other, and for the people who are undecided or wobbly that's a key moment. >> jennifer: you agree? >> i agr
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Sep 28, 2012 9:00pm PDT
romney supporter ecoed that same nonsense. >> jennifer: he is going to carry virginia in a landslide. okay. not everybody right-winger is on board with that crazy train. chris wallace became the unlikely voice of reason today on mike gallagher's conservative talk radio show. >> i think romney -- i don't know that it is any great headline is in trouble. >> where do you get that from? what do you mean romney is in trouble? because of this poll manipulation crap -- >> this poll stuff is the -- the criticism of the polls is craziness. they are telling a story, and the story at this point is that romney is losing. >> jennifer: fox new's own poll agrees that the president is ahead. it found that the president was up by five points and that's roughly the same as what those other totally biased polls found, those polls from the socialist mouthpiece bloomberg news. but just watch fox and friends try to squirm out of that up with. >> the problem is they are skewed. >> our signs isn't skewed -- >> though polls -- the -- they are overpolling democrats. >> jennifer: okay. their signs is not skewe
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Sep 28, 2012 7:00pm PDT
recommendster vote fors in colorado nevada north carolina, and virginia this year. and the romney campaign paid sproul an additional $70,000 for five month's of work but he is being investigated again. florida election officials aledge that sproul's company submitted over 100 fraudulent registrations this year. they dismissed the incident of this fraud as the case of quote, one bad apple in an organization. this from the party that has otherwise by screaming about voter fraud all year. when it comes to voter fraud me thinks the republican party protest too much. joining me now is lee fang, who has been writing about the issue for "the nation" magazine. great to have you back inside "the war room." >> thank you for having me. >> nathan sproul as you mentioned worked for republicans for years, and there were allegations back in 2004. this came up in oregon minnesota, west virginia pennsylvania, and there are many other types of hijinks that have been associated with his firm. so the republicans wanted to hire him, just didn't want to be connected with his name. the l.a. times reported today
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Sep 24, 2012 7:00pm PDT
virginia and basically out of commission. whilele the president's number on paper was 59 senators, he was really working with just 58. then in july, minnesota senator al franken finally was sworn in. now that one gave the president the magic 60, but only in theory because senator byrd was still out hospitalized, and then one month later, in august, senator ted kennedy broke our hearts and passed away. the number of democratic senators went back down to 59 again, still no fill buster-proof super majority, and then one month after this, paul kirk was sworn in to fill ted kennedy's seat, a democratic filling in again. that, however only lasted a short amount of time, because on the fourth of february, 2010, any pretense of a super majority ended when republican scott brown was sworn in to senator kennedy's once seat. do you see a two year super majority? i don't think so. for more on mitt romney's secrets answered lice, we go to washington d.c. and michael tomasky. welcome back inside the war room. >> always a pleasure, hi. >> always a pleasure. why is it that more people around calling out
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Sep 28, 2012 5:00pm PDT
president a 50 to 45%. new hampshire voters also give the president a 7-point edge. in virginia the president is leading mitt romney again by two points, as does suffolk university and d.c. 12 poll. while the nevada virginia and colorado races are close, mitt romney chose to campaign today in pennsylvania. he told the crowd at the military academy. >> romney: i want to take that big cloud off of the small business world that is hang over them. three-quarters say they don't want to hire more people because of obamacare. [ cheers ] >> eliot: despite the fact that he sited his romney care act as a great success. meanwhile, both sides are gearing up for next week's big event. wednesday's first presidential debate between the two contenders. both sides are working hard to shape expectations. beth myers sent out a memo that read in part . . . and obama campaign senior strategy david axelrod wrote, and i quote . . . for more on the expectations gain i'm joined by brent brent coburn. thanks for joining us. >> thanks for having me. >> eliot: the expectation game, could we agree for the momen
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Sep 27, 2012 6:00am PDT
, ohio and virginia and the calculus said -- calculus from my right-wing friends is an advanced form of math -- the calculus said if romney didn't win florida he could not come up with the electorates to win at all. and now not only is he losing florida, but he is losing ohio and virginia, and most of the other swing states as well. >> stephanie: pennsylvania. >> yeah, this could be the first election since the '70s that one of the parties ticket did not win any of their home states and mitt romney has two. >> stephanie: apparently the treese and the polls not the right height in michigan or anywhere. newt gingrich >> romney campaign has yet to find a way of explaining itself and laying out the difference between romney and obama. and i think that's a problem. they seem to have this overly methodical model where they keep saying the same thing, and the world is too fluid arsophisticated for that. >> stephanie: somebody needs to reboot the rom-bot. >> i love hearing newt gingrich giving advise on how to run a campaign for mitt romney. i'm surprised he didn't pause of the word model. a
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Sep 14, 2012 5:00pm PDT
in virginia. also in new hampshire according to an in-state poll. romney's ability to connect with middle income voters is one big reason why he trails the president. that inability was on display today. >> romney: no one can say my plan is going to raise taxes on middle income people. principle number one is keep the burden down. >> you under $100,000 middle income. >> no, middle income is $200,000 to $250,000. >> really? >> eliot: according to a study from 2009, households earning $180,000 are the top 5%. right now median household income around $50,000. meanwhile anti-american riots spread, and in tunis three protesters died, and in libya where ambassador chris stevens sean smith and tyrone woods and glen doherty were killed tuesday night. after coffins carrying their bodies touched down at airs force base, the president said we'll continue to lead. >> obama: we'll never retreat from the world. we'll never stop working for the dignity and freedom whatever their creed, whatever their faith. that is the essence of american leadership. >> eliot: the romney campaign has been working
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Sep 12, 2012 9:00pm PDT
than ohio. first of all, virginia is another chance where it can go either way. >> jennifer: if he gets virginia. >> then he's close. then he has to win either one of those two then he wins. >> jennifer: that's a tall order, man. >> that's how i start it. that is a tall order. in ohio, they have to come back in ohio. >> jennifer: christine, of course we said last night if he losses florida romney has to run the tables. >> pretty much has the run the table. which is why it's unfortunate for him that he made all of his mistakes about libya today in the state of florida where everybody could see that. >> jennifer: we're going to talk about libya in just one second. i want to you live to a commercial that he has--that obama is starting to run in swing states. take a listen. >> mitt romney, he won't reveal what is in his taxes and he won't tell you what he would do to yours. to pay for huge new tax breaks for millionaires like him romney would have to raise taxes on the middle middle class. >> jennifer: so this issue, and i'm going to ask you christine of not revealing again this whole
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Sep 18, 2012 5:00pm PDT
slot at the convention. massachusetts is a big one. virginia is huge. it is a dead heat between tim kaine and george allen. two former governors with saturated name recognition and absolute dead heat. does president obama even though he is surging in virginia, have any coattails in that state? it doesn't seem like it. it is tough for kaine. what a race. >> eliot: let me ask you real quick. missouri, todd akin. we thought he was road kill a few weeks ago. is he within shooting distance in can you pull this out or drop out of the race within a week which would be something the republican party would love because then they could put in -- ashcroft or somebody i've heard a whole bunch of names. maybe somebody that could hold on to the seat for them. >> if todd akin stays in and loses this one it will have republicans just pulling their hair out because this was the one claire mccaskill was the most vulnerable democrat in the senate. she was the one they were going to knock off easily. the gaffe happened. todd akin staying in the race. the fundamentals in missouri don't favor her. missou
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Sep 28, 2012 4:00pm PDT
in seven different swing states colorado, florida, nevada north carolina, virginia. they are doing it in all of these states and the republican national committee paid this company $3.1 million to do this. boy, i wonder if they knew what was happening. and then there is video from colorado springs a woman caught outside of a grocery store watch the video. >> who are you registering all voters? >> i'm trying to register people for a particular party. >> uh-huh. >> because we're out here in support of romney actually. >> you are working for the county clerk's office? >> i believe so. >> and you are only registering republicans. >> nope. >> you said we're only registering romney people. >> we're trying to do. >> cenk: she has been working for the guy that has been running all of these companies. but that's not the only time he has done it. he did it in the past. he did it in 2004 to the tune of $7.4 million. that's the bush/cheney team paid this guy in '04. the changed his name to lincoln strategies. they got caught, so he changed the name again. let me show you the break down of the yea
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Sep 28, 2012 3:00am PDT
romney both in the key state of virginia yesterday. you can all relax because everything, once again is all right with the world. those good regular union refs are back on the job. they came out last night for the ravens/browns game up in baltimore. no more lingerie league rejects out on the field. how about it. okay. that and a whole lot more here on today's "full court press." but first the latest, today's current news update from lisa ferguson in los angeles. good morning. >> hey bill, good morning everyone. mitt romney is all over the map again today with a rally in pennsylvania and then a fund-raiser in massachusetts. his campaign has another $5 million after last night's fund-raiser in d.c. where romney explained his five steps to take america back. the first of which is to produce more oil and natural gas. >> romney: we have the capacity if we can take advantage of it and we build that pipeline from canada that we will do if i have to do it myself. >> other steps include promoting trade and putting students first and cutting government spending and making it easier for small busi
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Sep 26, 2012 10:00pm PDT
would carry florida, ohio virginia, nevada. pennsylvania -- >> oh come on. >> pennsylvania, and i believe he would be competitive in michigan. >> cenk: you know you really have to be crazy for hannity to go come on. this is now being called pole trutherism. and i love what our own michael shure started. he started a hashtag called dick morris predictions. no one will even notice that the nfl is even using replacement reps. he is already catching on fire. i love it. another way that they go here with the counterattacks is mitt romney doing an on-air ad. when you see the actual candidate in the ad, you know he is in a little bit of trouble. why? because they don't normally go in that direction. he is trying to do a personal appeal. here is mitt romney trying. >> romney: president obama and i both care about poor and middle class families, the difference is my policies will make things better for them. we shouldn't measure compassion by how many people are on welfare. we should measure compassion by how many people are able to get off of welfare and get a better job. >> cenk: problem
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Sep 24, 2012 5:00pm PDT
everybody who wants this id can get it. and we know at the department of transportation in virginia it's not true that everybody can get it. we know voters who have gone back multiple times and been turned down. the district courts in stuck down the law in texas and they are considering a law in north carolina. they are proceeding to consider these issues and florida recently agreed to stop. so i believe that the courts are stepping in, because they see that politicians are manipulating the system. >> eliot: it is the case as somebody who has spent most of my career in the world of courts and the law, it's comfortable to see the courts provide that support. congress woman there have been some very simple ideas, the same day registration the ability to vote by mail given complete fraud in those areas, is there any sense in washington that these would be good things to do. >> certainly we have put forward as a congress, some of the very things that you are talking about. same day. there are bills for uniformity across -- on a national election. we saw, for example, with the gore election t
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Sep 21, 2012 3:00am PDT
. president obama up 8 points over mitt romney. the last poll i saw from virginia, president obama up 8 points over mitt romney. what's going on? >> i think that -- well, no question about the fact that the romney campaign is in a dip but they've come off the worst three weeks in presidential politics probably in both of our lives. i was trying to think of a worse three weeks of any major candidate. >> bill: starting with the convention? >> yeah, absolutely. starting with the convention. you can go back and back and back. some of this was set up by the whole tax return thing. they walked into that. you know, you would have thought -- and i like these guys. i'm going to vote for them but you would have thought well, if he's going to run for president he's worth $300 million, someone is going to say how much do you pay in taxes. i don't think he can say i'm not telling. at some point, you have to come up with some formulation. i understand that he has -- you know, armies of accountants that look for every semicolon to save him money. that's what they're paid for. >> bill: i would voluntee
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Sep 12, 2012 3:00am PDT
keeps going back to -- used to be ohio all the time. lately it has been virginia florida, colorado, nevada. he is going -- i guess he's going to columbus next week. >> there is a whole lot of ohio action. and part of it is the democrats [ inaudible ] in pennsylvania has allowed him to spendless time there. so what else is he going to do? there are eight states he is focused on. and these are all states that they would like to either nail down or get to the point where they can look at nailing them down, you know? >> bill: right. margaret we know and we have talked about this before the campaign mainly focused on the economy, but today the "new york times," and i know you are working on this story -- here is a foreign policy issue that may take on extreme importance. israeli prime minister warned the united states yesterday that if we don't set clear red lines that would determine when the united states would take military action against iran then he said quote, we have no moral right to say they can't bomb iran. he is really -- >> he has been very frustrated because he would like a
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Sep 19, 2012 5:00pm PDT
the barricades. a lot of places they thought they were going to pick up, ohio, virginia wisconsin are looking more difficult. montana is the true toss up. while claire mccatskill may have been ahead in missouri, but now it may be jon tester. the washington money is pouring in. the campaigns are pouring $3 million into montana governor, and in a medium market, that's pretty cheap and $3 million about a long way. it's getting tighter and tighter and jon tester is a true toss up. >> eliot: $3 million in a state like that you can buy every second on tv. that's saturation on steroids. one thing that i've noticed on that race is that tester is running away from president obama and so much so he creates in his voter sense that if think guy is so embarrassed by his party. he is so hesitant to embrace anything of the democratic party. >> president obama was never going to win in montana anyway, but it shows how short his coattails are in a lot of places. jon tester running far away from him. north dakota running far away from him. claire mccatskill has not gone out of her way. that's the way t
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Sep 17, 2012 6:00am PDT
. david in virginia on mittens. hey, dave. >> caller: good morning. great to have you back, mama. >> stephanie: thank you baby, me too. >> caller: the reason i'm calling, i got another romney out-of-touch moment for you. because there are so many of them, you know. >> stephanie: right. >> caller: i was interviewed by stephanopoulos. he said he was going to cut taxes for the middle class and -- >> stephanie: the middle class is who david? >> caller: exactly. according to romney, the middle class encompasses those making $250,000 a year. >> caller: i'm like on what planet is that middle class? i would like to know. >> median income in america is $51,000. >> stephanie: i was finding the actual -- >> and median means middle. >> stephanie: means middle. >> that's what it means. >> stephanie: wow, in mitt romney's world middle class is $250 a year. >> i'm unemployed. i live o with my mom. we make about $40,000 a year right now. who is he talking about? i want to meet these middle class people. >> stephanie: i need to meet a better class of middle class people. dear god. where do you ev
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Sep 5, 2012 4:00pm PDT
upper south, north carolina tennessee across arkansas some parts of kentucky and virginia, northern alabama this was an area where there were progressive democrats going back to the new dealer are a. jim hunt is in that tradition. i was in that tradition. my father was. bill clinton was. but there has been since the nixon years a progressive takeover of the south by the republican party. in north carolina there is a case in point where one extremely wealthy businessman has spent an enormous amount of money to take over the state legislature, to finance candidates for congress, senate, governor. there was a long story about jane mayor, a terrific reporter, one of the best ever, writing in "the new yorker" detailing this story. so at this point in time a great, great leader like jim hunt in my judgment, would have a difficult time in his own state because of what has been done by the power of big money unrestrained aimed at changing politics and policies in favor of the very wealthy. >> cenk: it's interesting. it's very similar story in kansas with names we do know, the koch brothers.
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Sep 25, 2012 8:00pm PDT
i think they're following in the footsteps. you're seeing what's happen inning virginia and massachusetts. i'm not optimistic about it. >> eliot: todd akin. has that not changed the entire dynamic? >> now that it looks like jim demint is going to start giving money to his campaign, even though the rnc and every other republican is trying to throw under the bus it does change the dynamic. >> eliot: today was the last day when todd akin could get out of the race permitting the republican party to put ashcroft in. he probably would have won the seat. his name was being bandied about. now with todd akin -- >> olympia snowe who is no longer there. the problem with the akin situation, especially with demint considering giving him money is it shows that part of the republican party today is going for audiology over character. and there's a big portion of the party that doesn't agree with that. we've seen this divide but it's really hurting these senate races because they're in this thought. >> eliot: can i try to -- not amend it, it is going for ideology but a right wing far ideolo
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Sep 27, 2012 3:00am PDT
campaign trail for president obama. he has just one event in virginia beach. mitt romney though is sticking to his new campaign strategy of getting himself out there as much as possible. he is also in virginia this morning speaking at the exact same time as the president but from springfield. he then heads to a fund-raiser in d.c. and another event in pennsylvania. romney is coming off three separate interviews last night with three separate television stations. that all went in three very different direction. romney talked everything from character assassination to his massachusetts healthcare reform and even though he is down about 9 points in the polls he still thinks he can take ohio. >> i need to win ohio. i'm planning on winning ohio. we're excited about our prospects here because i think the people of ohio know that the path we're on is just not the right course for creating the jobs and the rising incomes people deserve. >> romney think the debate next week could be a turning point in the race but that depends on who you talk to. politico is calling the denver do or die for
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Sep 13, 2012 9:00pm PDT
. he's leading romney 49% to 44% in florida. and virginia. and those polls were conducted sunday through tuesday before romney's missteps and the embassy attack thing that he goofed. so there are also new numbers for two other swing states in colorado, a keating research on-site poll put the president at 49% and romney at 44% and that's also among likely voters. and then in new hampshire the wmur granite state poll shows president obama leading mitt romney 45% to 44%. all of them, 5% or more lead shown by the president. the numbers do not lie. now, if you add all of those data polling points together, it would mean an electoral college landslide for the president. okay. hit the pause button. that doesn't mean it's a done deal for sure. as we learned over the last 48 hours, a lot can happen over the next 54 days. but polling prognosticators are making it clear that romney is staring at very long odds and a very steep climb. "the new york times"' own election forecaster nate silver breaks it down like this. if the election were held today president obama has a 92% chance of winning and get
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Sep 20, 2012 6:00am PDT
new hampshire, virginia ohio he is being severely outspent on television. >> stephanie: you mentioned ohio, internal polling has the president up by nearly double digits, which is why romney pulled his ads there as well. >> and all of that before he decided to denigrate half of the country. >> stephanie: yes, this is before -- this is taken before this whole latest -- this is not just a gaffe, this is the gaffe-a-palooza. >> this is a rare glimpse at honesty. i'm told he will be having an event? ohio this evening where we'll be kicking a dog for anyone who wants him to in an effort to improve his image. >> stephanie: i love this part the whole tea party party massaging their buttons once again, how else can they be losing to a kenyan muslim, fashionist -- and then you go there. >> i -- i may have been a little bit outrageous in a moment of happiness typing that out, but -- i mean this -- this is what they are headed towards because of their idiotsy, and when he does lose stephanie, we're going to have to deal with months and months you know why mitt romney lost he just wasn't conserva
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Sep 20, 2012 3:00am PDT
from fairmont, west virginia. hey, gary. >> caller: how are you? >> bill: what's going on? >> caller: well, i'm a disabled veteran. 11 years on active duty. at the veterans administration on disability in 2007 for over 16 different items. i worked my whole life. but i am one of them 47%. it depends on the government. >> bill: gary, i'm sorry to do this. i just got enough time. gary exemplifies the people that mitt romney is talking about. served his country. paid his taxes. >> and not a victim! not a victim! >> bill: not a victim. not a freeloader. not a moocher. >> a servant to this nation. >> bill: exactly. people we ought to be saying thank you to rather than shame on you right? victoria, you and i we have so much fun when we get together. thank you for coming in. we'll see you again soon. >> thank you. >> bill: thanks for your good work on talk radio news. i'll be back with chris van hollen. >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." i.q. will go way up. how are you ever going to solve the problem if you don't look at all of the pieces? >>tv and radio talk show host
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Sep 17, 2012 3:00am PDT
president. mike is calling from my mom's home state of virginia. good morning, mike. >> caller: good morning. john i wanted to talk to the mvp of current tv. >> i'm like the jimmy ohlson i know. i'm the scab de jour. >> as a fellow entertainer and stand-up comic, i have so much respect for you. >> john: thank you. it has been nice to come here and see what they are trying to do, and they really are going for something independent, they welcome critiques of the democratic party and the president. they are not pretending to be unbiased, but they are also refusing to be in the pocket of the dnc. >> caller: i think the biggest lie i can't stand from the rnc is, hey, we're just trying to help. >> john: they are trying to help. they just don't say who. >> caller: exactly, yes. >> john: when i hear them talking about the war on poverty, then i'll take them seriously. >> caller: yes. i'll originally from virginia but i'm calling from vest virginia, but that was not redneck enough for me. >> john: you are right. would love to see governor romney balk about the poor and the middle class. >> ca
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Sep 17, 2012 10:00pm PDT
: eric canter is in a powerful position, and comes from a conservative direct in virginia. he obviously cannot be beaten in this election--or can he. wayne powell thinks he can take him down. >> hi, wayne powell, running for congress. i'll stop that runaway spending that is driving our debt, fight big corporations that are sending jobs overseas. i want to represent neighbors like you not people who can write me the biggest check. >> wayne, you're my kind of republican. >> i'm a democrat. >> cenk: well, it's not a positive ending but maybe we can chase the ending of that story. in fact, if you look at the numbers, they're not that great. he has a 37% favorable rating. that's should be 37%. and then 31% unfavorable. and then shows want to go reelect him are only 41% and 43% say they want to replace him. and shockingly enough, 68% say they would support a pro-choice candidate and only 23% would short a pro-life candidate. and those are encouraging numbers. wayne powell joins us now in the studio. freight to have you here. >> glad to be here tell me what kind of campaign you're running and
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Sep 21, 2012 5:00pm PDT
poll has the president leading by 5 points in florida. 7 points in ohio, and 7 points in virginia. just to be clear, if mitt romney does not sweep almost all of those states he might have to go back to bain capital if they'll take them. and mitt romney is taking any opportunity to lash out the president says that could be used as an attack line, including these innocuous remarks from mr. obama on thursday. >> obama: you can't change washington from the inside. you can only change it from the outside. something that i would like to concentrate on in my second term is being in a much more constant conversation with the american people so they can put pressure on congress to help move some of these issues forward. >> eliot: within hours romney tried to use that comment to take a jab at a florida rally. >> romney: the president of the united states said he can't change washington from the inside. isn't that amazing. no wonder why he has had such a hard time over the last four years. >> eliot: perhaps romney forgot he made an identical comment in 2008. >> i don't think you change washi
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Sep 26, 2012 3:00am PDT
. pete in fredericksberg virginia, hello, pete. >> caller: good morning, bill. i think this nfl situation -- i think the team owners should get just what they deserve and the fans stay away from the parks, and they will reap what they sow but not paying the money back to the nfl refs and all. >> bill: i would hope that would be the case pete but you just heard big fan vino saying he would rather watch a bad game than no game at all. so i think the owners probably have us all by the short hairs. >> caller: yeah but the fans don't want to see a bad game. they will even watch it on television and get rid it. >> bill: what about the players. >> caller: they are putting them in jeopardy because of the injuries they could get. >> bill: of course they are. i'm waiting for the players to say hell, no we're not playing sunday unless you bring back the professional refs. thanks for the call pete. outin oakland, california hello, shawn. >> caller: how are you doing. >> bill: this is going to affect the raiders out there, shawn. what do you say? >> caller: i'm a 49ers fan myself, but i agre
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Sep 14, 2012 3:00am PDT
matter. ohio florida virginia, romney is several points behind. if he doesn't do something to fix this, then he's going to be in trouble. the debates obviously are going to -- at the end of the day make a huge difference. he's behind by 7 8 points, that's a big challenge to overcome that. >> bill: five points behind i saw this morning in colorado. jon, as always, we got so much to cover but so little time. we're out of it. we'll let you sneak back into the house without waking up your kids. thanks so much for joining us this morning, jon ward from "huffington post" covering the romney campaign. >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." jack you're a little boring. boring. boring. jack you're a little boring. boring. boring. [ jack ] after lauren broke up with me, i went to the citi private pass page and decided to be...not boring. that's how i met marilyn... giada... really good. yes! [ jack ] ...and alicia. ♪ this girl is on fire ♪ [ male announcer ] use any citi card to get the benefits of private pass. more concerts, more events more experiences. [ jack ] hey, who's bori
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virginia today trying to rally their own troops, and then they've even got ads, as well, where they are both facing the camera which always is slightly awkward if you ask me and making their personal appearances saying you got to vote for me and this is my plan. in has ad that president obama has, it's actually two minutes long if you watch the whole thing, he talks patriotism and how there's a new economic patriotism. >> governor romney believes with bigger tax cuts for the wealthy and fewer wall street regulations all of us would brought speaker. he'd double down on the same fiscal policies that got us here in the first place. our economy begins with a strong thriving middle class. >> it also involves everybody paying their fair share and keeping their money here instead of the cayman islands. i wonder who that might refer to. he didn't mention that in the two minutes but it was implicit. j.k. rowling has a book coming out today. back in 2010, she says something about this that was actually exactly on point with what's happening today in our politics. people that asked her hey, are yo
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at the banc of america stadium, god willing, but yesterday he went down to norfolk, virginia and stopped by a fire house to say hello to the firefighters there, and brought them a very very special gift. we have been talk about the white house beer the president brought him a case of the white house beer. >> obama: we have a whole case here, and i'll call you up and see what you think. >> i appreciate that too. >> yeah. where is our case? >> bill: well, i think the next time we have a white house briefing, they better hand out bottles, or there will be a lot of grumbling. we'll get into more with randi weingarten, but first here is dan. >> overhead lines making news it looks like apple will introduce its newest version of the iphone next week, it will hold an conference next week. that hints to the iphone five. the phone expected to go on sale september 21st. >> bill: can i get in line now? this is my i-three. >> that's a very nice case -- >> bill: and the reason i have the rubber band is because the case broke and i can't find a knew one so i'm going to get the five as soon as i
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Sep 10, 2012 6:00am PDT
is called turn back the clock airing for five weeks in virginia. take a look. >> mitt romney would turn back the clock for women. >> do i believe the supreme court should overturn roe v. wade, yes. >> the ad points out millions of women rely on planned parenthoods for cancer screenings and emphasizes, women, not mitt romney should be making their own healthcare decisions. for the first time since april the president's outraised his opponent $114 to $111 million. the obama campaign says that $1.17 million people gave money in august. more than 317,000 of those were first-time donors! it is still a small game on the democratic side. the average donation is $58. compare this obviously to the large sums of money being given all in one big chunk on the republican side. we're going to be back with more of "the stephanie miller show" after the break. john fuglesang filling in. you're going to want to join us. we'll be right back. i'm jennifer granholm, let me tell you a story. in colorado the auto rescue saved more than 9,000 jobs. in the great state of michigan, 211,000 good paying, amer
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virginia, with that give us your prediction, john. >> john: well, my prediction really is--i would like to say a five-point bump but it would be interesting to see the fallout of things taken out from the platform from 2008, which i'm sure we'll talk about later on in the show, and really seeing what the line and the president and democratic party will walk this week, how do they push back against out-right falsehoods while walking the tightrope of being positive. how do they fight back and be upbeat at the same time. that's the challenge. >> al gore: i think there will be a bigger bounce than what you all are saying. i just have a feeling it's going to be a bigger bounce. >> cenk: i was going to be bold to go five above eliot but you say bigger than that. >> al gore: i would say six to eight. who knows. >> eliot: are we putting money on this? [ laughing ] >> cenk: look, with the numbers here 23% less people watched the republican convention this time around than they did in 2008. it's not like john mccain's was electrifying. and then those are pretty bad numbers. can they make this con
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lower african-american turnout in states like ohio, virginia, and the state of north carolina could, in fact, affect the outcome of the election in a dramatic way because the margins were indeed so close. african-american voters are very important part of the voting block in place like northeastern ohio, in places like throughout the state of virginia and certainly in north carolina. so many people have a focus on those states and we released that report because sometimes we think there's a certain i think, narrow perception of who swing voters are. elections are not only who people will vote for but who will come out to vote. and that's why so much of our effort is about ensuring high voter turnout all across the board. >> jennifer: that is an interesting and important way of redefining what a swing voter is or what the type of voter is who could swing the election is. the urban league actually initiated an occupy the vote campaign earlier this year. and is that what you hope to accomplish with that? to get people to -- easier for them to get to the polls? >> governor, we announced
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the stump in virginia. another swing state today. a rally in virginia beach the president called on americans to come together and re-claim common values of hard work, personal responsibility and look after neighbors. >> obama: if we re-claim those values now, if we rally around a new economic patriotism together, we can rebuild this economy together. we will grow the middle class together. we will move forward together. >> eliot: not surprisingly, the same themes play a prominent role in a two-minute long ad the obama campaign is playing in seven swing states including ohio and virginia. >> obama: it's time for a new economic patriotism. rooted in the belief that growing our economy begins with a strong, thriving middle class. compare my plan to governor romney's and decide for yourself. >> eliot: to help voters make the decision, the obama campaign also put out another ad today putting pictures of real people over mitt romney's notorious comments to wealthy donors about americans who don't pay income tax. >> 47% of the people -- who are dependent on government. who believe they're
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over 200,000 new jobs for colorado. create over 340,000 new jobs for virginia. >> jennifer: so all of these very specific numbers, how can he estimate the jobs numbers without a plan? >> i have no idea how he estimated those numbers, but i do know he doesn't have a credible plan. the one plan he has basically put out there in some detail is his budget plan, and if you look at that you can see he created a huge hole in the deficit, he has to slash other government programs. he has to slash the kind of employment we're talking about today by 40%, put a tax on the middle class estimated about $2,000 a year in order to pay for tax cuts at the top. the whole program that he has put out there with not a lot of details, however, enough detail to say those numbers are not based on a credible plan. >> jennifer: and he is running these ads like crazy. and larry i think there's an ad in the making from something that president clinton said. take a listen. >> since 1961 for 52 years now, the republicans have held the white house 28 years, the democrats 24. in those 52 years, our private econom
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states. those are the states that are in yellow. florida, north carolina, virginia new hampshire ohio, wisconsin, iowa, colorado, nevada. those 11 -- excuse me, those nine states total 110 electoral votes up for grabs. up here has got the electoral countdown based on the red and blue. doesn't have the yellow states in it. so obama right now ahead 237 electoral votes to romney's 191. of course, you need 270 to be able to clinch a nomination. so i want to share with you polls that were released this past week. some today. some over the past few days. it gives you an indication of how the electoral map changes when the polls are added. so virginia, so if i'm going to put virginia in romney's camp because today marketing came out with a poll that says romney beats obama today 49% to 44%. 13 electoral votes to romney's total. ohio, that goes to obama. same polling. gravis marketing. obama, 43. that adds 18 electoral votes to obama's column. north carolina, north carolina we're going to get to obama. 1 point romney. that was yesterday. yesterday was also florida. that too goes to obama
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important states, the swing states. florida and virginia are two states that romney desperately needs if he is going to win the presidency. right now he's down by five points. 49-44 in both of those states. if he does not get both of the ststeses he'ssone foror k kww there is two months left in an election, but five points is significant. in ohio, it's 50-43 a ten-point differential. it looks like ohio is toast. it does not look like romney can win it. if they don't win ohio, the republicans have a much harder chance. i don't want to say no chance, and there could be a game changer in two months, but if there isn't romney is hurt, dog, more bad numbers for him. among all women down 53-39. how badly can you lose? well your answer is among single women he's down 65-27 my god single women hate this guy. he's down 38 point! how about foreign policy 54-40 when was the last time that you saw a democrat with a 14-point lead on foreign policy. what is this world coming to. you go understand why look at the alternatives. here is this idiot called colonel peters, he goes on fox news channel. he
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virginia, virginia, more than 19,000 jobs. in north carolina, 29,000 jobs. in wisconsin wisconsin, 28,000 jobs. in pennsylvania 34,000 jobs. in florida 35,000 jobs. in ohio! 150,000 jobs. in the great state of michigan, 211,000 good-paying american jobs! >> eliot: all right, we're being shapelessly self promotionallal. that's our own jennifer granholm. that performance brought down the roof. >> it was sensational. it was powerful and she brought the fight right to them. the whole argument with detroit was we rebuilt it. not this phoney you didn't built it. we rebuilt it and mitt would have killed it. she articulated it better than anyone including ted strickland. >> eliot: there were a lot of good speeches but jennifer listed state by state how many jobs were saved when mitt romney was basically saying not our problem, capital is doing fine. my bank account in the cayman islands is looking just fine. we're not worried about uaw workers in detroit. nothing gives more texture to this campaign than that. >> and jobless rates was above 8%. i'd like to see someone come out and say a fe
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. this weekend romney appeared with televangelist pat robertson in virginia. he gave this speech that was laced with religious references and questions about the president president's patriotism >> romney: we're a nation by god. one nation, indivisible i will not divide this nation. i will not abollize for america -- apologize for america abroad and i will not apologize for america here at home. >> jennifer: apologize. who's doing that? throw some of that red bheat out there to rally the base of your party. get tea partiers, evangelicals fired up, get them to the polls. that's rallying the right. suppressing the left is a last-ditch effort go it those first two tactics fail. so the left, of course, are us progressives. go you can't win by having more votes, make sure the other guys don't get to vote. in other words cheat. voting rights are in jeopardy across this country from the 750,000 beam who are going to be disenfranchised by the voter law and by florida's voter purge. today, the nonprofit group common cause came out with a shocking report showing it goes way beyond voter i.d. we
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is in virginia. >> caller: hey, bill. how are you doing? >> bill: good, thanks. >> caller: i have two things here, one is that romney says he wants to replace it with his plan. god knows i would like to know what his plan is. [ laughter ] >> caller: and number two -- >> bill: you will never know what his plan is. he certainly won't tell ya. >> caller: and also he made the statement about staying on your parents plan as long as you would like. >> bill: yeah, not until you are 26, as long as you would like. >> caller: yeah, and making the statement that you can borrow from your parents, when did you get away from your parents. >> bill: yeah, it's easy for mitt romney to say, if you need some dough just ask your parents for 25, 50, 100 grand, because he was always able to do that. not every american family has those resources. i know i couldn't have borrowed 100 grand from my father -- shoot i couldn't have borrowed a thousand dollars from my father. mitt romney stepping in big time over the weekend saying repeal obamacare? well, i changed my mind. yeah, right. ♪ >> announcer: on y
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